PTSD

Neuro Wellness TMS Centers Of America -  - TMS Specialist

Neuro Wellness TMS Centers Of America

TMS Specialist & Depression Treatment Center located in Coral Springs, FL

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) causes a range of symptoms that continue long after the traumatic event and that are severe enough to disrupt your life. Sibyl Simon, MD, and the team at Neuro Wellness TMS Centers of America have helped many patients overcome their PTSD. Their exceptional treatment begins with medication and psychotherapy, but they also offer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to help the 20-50% of people who don’t respond to conventional treatments. To get treatment that helps you overcome PTSD, call the office in Coral Springs, Florida, or schedule an appointment online.

PTSD Q & A

What causes PTSD?

PTSD is a mental health disorder that occurs after you experience or witness a frightening or dangerous event. You can also develop PTSD if you hear about a family member or friend who experienced a traumatic event.

The events that most often cause PTSD include:

  • Combat duty
  • Gun violence
  • Robbery
  • Severe accident
  • Sexual or physical assault
  • Natural or manmade disaster
  • Death of a loved one

It’s natural to feel afraid and anxious after a traumatic incident, but most people recover from their initial symptoms. If your symptoms last longer than a month and you continue to feel frightened or anxious even when you’re not in danger, you may have PTSD.

What symptoms develop due to PTSD?

The symptoms of PTSD cause significant distress and anxiety that stop you from enjoying social interactions and force you to take time off from work. 

As your PTSD symptoms continue to reappear, you may:

  • Have flashbacks or dreams about the event
  • Develop irritation and anger
  • Be easily startled
  • Feel depressed
  • Have difficulty sleeping
  • Blame yourself for the incident

Many patients with PTSD find that they avoid the people and places that remind them of the event

How is PTSD treated?

Your provider at Neuro Wellness TMS Centers of America uses TMS treatments that don’t rely on medication, sedation, or anesthesia. TMS has demonstrated results in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and nightmares. Your TMS sessions may also be paired with therapy.

Several types of psychotherapy help patients recover from PTSD. Your therapy may help you identify what triggers your symptoms, then teach you new skills to manage them. Some types of cognitive-behavioral therapy focus on improving your ability to face and control your fear, while others help you deal with the bad memories.

If your PTSD symptoms don’t improve with conventional therapies, the team at Neuro Wellness TMS Centers of America offers TMS as an alternative treatment.

How does TMS improve PTSD symptoms?

Electroencephalograms (EEGs) of people with PTSD show that the trauma they experience disrupts the normal nerve activity in certain areas of their brains.

TMS is a noninvasive treatment that targets those underactive areas, using magnetic pulses to stimulate the nerves, restore normal activity, and increase neurotransmitters. As a result, your PTSD improves.

At Neuro Wellness TMS Centers of America, the team uses a cutting-edge TMS device called Nexstim SmartFocus® TMS. The SmartFocus TMS sets itself apart from other devices by using 3D brain imaging to target the precise area that needs TMS, ensuring optimal treatment and results.

If you have symptoms of PTSD and you’d like to learn more about your treatment options, call Neuro Wellness TMS Centers of America or schedule an appointment online.